The year is 2020 and the world has plunged into a zombie-infested apocalypse. Earth’s remaining developers have come together in a desperate attempt to create some sort of autonomous, zombie-killing machine. Luckily, there’s a platform they can use that won’t get them into legal trouble.
When it comes to video (and audio), it seems every device uses its own special format. There is a good chance the format used by your camera can’t just be copied to a web site and viewed as is. The process of converting between formats is known as transcoding. It is a CPU intensive job, and with hundreds of formats to choose from presents developers with a significant challenge. Zencoder is a new web service that is looking to provide a solution.